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Snow Command Reminders

Post Date:01/18/2019
20190118 Norridge_PW_Logo_rev2Winters in Illinois usually will produce a number of significant snow events.  Norridge’s Public Works Snow Command is always ready to set their snow removal plan into motion to clear all streets as quickly and safely as possible.

Streets

You should be aware that we are not responsible for following state roads:

• Cumberland Avenue
• Lawrence Avenue
• Harlem Avenue
• Irving Park Road

Public Works dispatches their plows to both the east and west end of Norridge and they work their way inward.  Plows are also dispatched to the north and south ends of town.  As with any significant snow fall, plows may be required to make numerous passes until all streets are clear of snow.  

Parking on Streets

If you have a driveway, please utilize it. For those of you in designated and marked snow route areas, Village Ordinance states you must move your cars off the street once the snow fall hits 3 inches or more. If you are not sure if you live on a snow route, you can check at www.villageofnorridge.com, click on the “Our Village” Tab, “Village Maps”, “Snow Routes”. or Click Here .  We have also established a snow hot line for residents to call to see if the snow route enforcement is in effect. The number is 708-583-5775. 

For those who live in the historic section (south of Montrose Avenue) and do not have a driveway, please make every effort to move your car at least once or twice during the storm until the plows go down your street.

For the following week after the snow has stopped, the plows, on your regular Street Maintenance Day, will once again go down your street to remove the snow that was left behind from vehicles that were not moved during the initial snow fall and to widen the streets, curb to curb, in the event an emergency vehicle needs to get down your street.  

The #1 complaint to the Village Hall is from frustrated residents who have moved their car, cleared the snow from their apron or driveway, and then the snow from the neighbor who didn’t move their car is deposited back onto their clean driveway.  Be a good neighbor and aid with snow removal by removing your car from the streets when the plows are out.  

Alleys

As a convenience to our residents, the snowplows will make one pass down the center of all alleys in the Village, once final snow removal of the streets is complete.  

Snow on your apron and driveway

An unavoidable, and unfortunate, consequence of our snow removal operations is when snow from the street ends up at the end of your apron or driveway.  We understand the frustration this may cause.  Here are some tips and reminders to help avoid headaches – and backaches.

• Clear about 10 feet of snow from the right side of your driveway (as you are facing it)

• Pile the snow to the left of your driveway-downstream of plowing operations

• Remember, shoveling or blowing snow from your driveway onto the street is prohibited, and can also create hazardous conditions for drivers.

20190118 Snow Removal Explanation

Click Here to obtain a copy of the Village of Norridge’s Snow Shoveler’s List.  You may also obtain a copy at the Village Hall, or on our Facebook page. 

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